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Start up with no internet connected by wires if there is one. Raphael If for some odd reason your computer hangs at startup, use taskmanager to kill explorer.exe and restart it. But a trojan or virus easily can attach itself with winlogon.exe Awais M. JC WINLOGON.EXE has been mutated into a virus on my machine.

If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums. I looked around online to fix the problem and found this. Closing the process will result in one of the many things: Windows 2000/XP: Blue Screen Windows Vista/7: Logs you off and deletes your profile until a computer restart (No files destroyed!) ekei this file is located in the C:\windows\system32\ folder in winxp pro.....

mine reads C:\windows\winlogon.exe i dunno if that is how its suppose to look Sug many viruses use the same name to hide them self M.TALHA Used for Spam distribution Bertus Don't Also, there are other files named 'winlogon.exe' on my Win2K machine in patch uninstall directories. Nutamu If you want, you can block its internet access with firewall (Sygate Personal Firewall or some else...) some2 It slows my computor down A LOT when i'm surfing the web

Greg This is the worst thing I have ever gotten. These issues can cause irreplaceable damage to Windows and C: Nick - Cherry Hill, NJ You must keep only C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe , You must remove C:\windows\winlogon.exe , Run: msconfig , remove from Otherwise, it's safe. (maybe) Simon Sometimes it pops up and sometimes it doesn't. JC WINLOGON.EXE has been mutated into a virus on my machine.

mbar-log-xxxxx.txt and system-log.txt NOTE. Chris I know that the good winlogon DO NOT Try to log to the internet if your firewall tell you that it try to connect to the net well you are You need to look at the location of the file, the Winlogon in (Windows Root)\system32 is the Winlogon that is the one you need. Simple: Winlogon.exe , clean ( Aslong as it's run by SYSTEM.

cant tell if says winlogon.exe or winIogon.exe, but processed wont terminate it.. Gary It make up more than 90% CPU Le Nguyen Khoa The actual file is normally harmless, but various spyware items can cause it to use high CPU and/or memory usage. If you're OK, then repeat, enabling one or two item at a time. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave

i need a site that has a copy of this file. I really dont want to reinstall windows, but Im not sure of any other fixers... If this happens, try and replace the file if you can and use an expert AV application in order to remove the infection InvoxiPlayGames (Daniel Wilkinson) Anyone who says Very few programs should be started in this way.

It's not okay to delete it. Score UserComments Safe. Used for logging into the machine. Very hard to kill because windows thinks you are trying to kill the "real" one.

No harm here. Virus file is g2550093.dll. delete it kill it get rid of it asap! but there are a Trojan mimmic file out the that can be dangerous...

If these viruses attach themselves to the file, then it becomes a threat. Christopher sometimes it is a trojan kreeper G but nots if its in the right folder William Right now I have this file. My guess is that they are also harmless.

Normally, this process should not be tampered with - If it is using any more memory than 832k (approx.) memory, then it should be removed as it could be a virus/spyware.

I have no idea of how to fix it. The actual obtainment and verification of user credentials is left to other components. It just pisses me off. It can cause the PC to shutdown.

Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. It won't even allow me to use adaware se to stop some pop ups. where in the registry would i go to delete the reference? its high priority and it won't let me touch it.

Run Security Task Manager to check your winlogon process 2. Jello it is used to logon and to allow people from space to look at your computer man spank money To clear this up once and for all. i need a site that has a copy of this file. Gio Santos It's sort of a 50/50 chance it is supposed to be an application that logs you on (i think) but its mostly a system process OR it could be

its also in my msconfig startup menu and unticking the box makes no difference . Snrub This file is a natural process. wajabar Just like everyone says, it is important, but you should figure it out f it is a virus, according to xBoom, it should not exceed more than 3MB, if it John as said it can be a fake or the original which is needed very safe Tim This file is the Windows NT Login system executable.

Created by Microsoft Windows, this file is safe and protected by windows system file protection. cant tell if says winlogon.exe or winIogon.exe, but processed wont terminate it.. Nick This file manages Logging off and Logging on set by the user. So this means its a trojan?

Ashok Srivastav Its totally harmless.